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Katrine
11-12-2006, 03:10 PM
I watched it last night, pretty good film. It had slow parts, but there was definately hotness. I greatly enjoyed the homoerotic moments. Don't worry boys, they were relatively few.

I was quite shocked at the state of this country at the time Kinsey decided to do his study, and how far we've come today. We should all anoint this man as our patron saint of sex and strip clubs. Perhaps someone else would have done the study eventually, his was the pioneer breakthrough.

Although he often left out the human aspect of sex being taking a purely scientific methodological approach, his heart was apparent the entire time. We look at sex as fun and games, forgetting about the pain it has caused people when its discussion was taboo.

When my mom started her period, in Russia, she began to cry, thinking she was bleeding to death. These days, young girls don't have to deal with such a trauma because education is available. Masterbation isn't considered a disease, and homosexuality is slowly becoming less of a stigma.

Mr. Kinsey, wherever you may rest, I salute you! 8)

dlabtot
11-12-2006, 03:25 PM
Good movie....great acting, for example the reaction of Kinsey when he found out that what was good for the gander was also gonna be good for the goose... priceless...

Jenny
11-12-2006, 03:38 PM
I haven't read the books, but I have seen the movie. Am I the only one who thought that
a) he was a little naive in assuming that he could just tell the difference between truth and lies?
b) that he was a little naive in not acknowledging that people who volunteer for such a study are a subset of the population that may be, in many ways, not entirely representative?

lunchbox
11-13-2006, 07:40 AM
You do realize he was a scientist, collecting data, not the guy who goes through Husler's letters to the editor.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_Reports#Criticism

Katrine
11-13-2006, 11:39 AM
You do realize he was a scientist, collecting data, not the guy who goes through Husler's letters to the editor.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinsey_Reports#Criticism

Ummm, what's that supposed to mean? Yes, he was a scientist. His findings were a catalyst to change the fabric of our culture. There were mistakes and flaws, yes, but it was the first formal study of its kind. People remember it. Jimi Hendrix only made a couple of albums. The Grateful Dead only had one major hit. Kennedy was shot before he finished a term. MLK was proven to have plagerized writings. We still remember these individuals as pivotal in our history.

Susan Wayward
11-13-2006, 02:47 PM
Kat, you should read the Kinsey biographies; they're really interesting. He pretty much was starting from nothing when he began his research.

lunchbox
11-13-2006, 03:12 PM
Ummm, what's that supposed to mean?
I think you misinterpreted my post. I was responding to Jenny's comments about his data collection. I must have missed the quote button on accident.

Katrine
11-13-2006, 09:47 PM
oh gotcha, now it makes sense.

Sitri
11-16-2006, 01:46 AM
Ha, I can't sleep so I am watching Kinsey on HBO and surfing. It is a good movie. Although we have come far, the reality is it is still taboo in so many ways to discuss sex..."other than here".

We are more open to discussing it but at the same time the sensitivity to discussing it. You can't even tell a dirty joke, or look sideways at a woman at work without a potential sexual harrassment lawsuit waiting in the wings.

Jenny
11-16-2006, 06:55 AM
We are more open to discussing it but at the same time the sensitivity to discussing it. You can't even tell a dirty joke, or look sideways at a woman at work without a potential sexual harrassment lawsuit waiting in the wings.
Yes, it is sad that the workplace is STILL not considered te appropriate place to have open and frank discussions about our sexuality; moreoever it is terrible that dirty jokes and leering are no longer considered frank and open discussions. Did you know that you're no longer allowed to post pornography in the halls in most places of business? What the fuck is with that shit? Damn women, wanting the workplace to be all "professional".

lunchbox
11-16-2006, 07:21 AM
I think you are mistaken, leering has not been deemed unacceptable.

Jenny
11-16-2006, 07:40 AM
Well, not in a strip club.
And I guess it depends on HOW you leer. A quick leer could be okay. A prolonged leer with cartoony eyebrow action - that's out.

lunchbox
11-16-2006, 09:20 AM
Well, not in a strip club.
Leering in a strip club is half the fun of going. The other half is maliciously saying, "maybe later" while I nurse my beer.

And I guess it depends on HOW you leer. A quick leer could be okay. A prolonged leer with cartoony eyebrow action - that's out.
You can do it so long as you are not caught in the act. You are correct, eyebrow action takes leering to the level of inappropriate gesture or unwanted advance. always remember, leering can be dangerous, leer at your own risk.


Spanish tidbit for the day: leer pronounced differently is 'to read' unconjugated. I will be fluent, oh yes, I will be fluent.

Jenny
11-16-2006, 09:27 PM
Truly; whenever I leer at someone I do remind myself that I'm walking a little on the wild side.

Katrine
11-16-2006, 11:53 PM
Ya'll ought to see my office. Booze, drugs, and sex prevail...........

lunchbox
11-17-2006, 01:44 PM
Truly; whenever I leer at someone I do remind myself that I'm walking a little on the wild side.
I'm calling SS, we all know leering is a tool for strippers to make a sale.

Jenny
11-17-2006, 03:39 PM
^^^
Dude. I would never. Ever. Leer at my customers. It might make them feel objectified.